INDIANAPOLIS - (June 3, 2020) – Visit Indiana’s next #The20IN20 list reveals the top outdoor adventure stops in the Hoosier State, perfect for social distancing.
“Travel is permitted, and outdoor experiences are great for mental and physical health, but it is still best to practice social distancing as we continue to fight COVID-19,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Please take precautions, plan ahead, and follow CDC and local guidelines while on your outdoor adventure in the Hoosier State.”
Along the south shore of Lake Michigan, you will find one of our state’s natural wonders, the Indiana Dunes. And if you’re looking for a challenge, look no further than The 3 Dune Challenge. The hike takes you up to three of the tallest dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Jackson, Mt. Holden and Mt. Tom. If you conquer the challenge, stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center (opens June 14) to buy a shirt and pick up a free commemorative sticker or decal and postcards
Griffin Bike Park in Terre Haute began as a Bicentennial Legacy Project by Gene and Donna Griffin. The premiere 2+mile stacked loop trail system includes two multi-use core trails and beginner, intermediate and advanced bike-specific trail networks. Last year, they opened the Warrior Trail, an accessible path, named in honor of their son, Sgt. Dale Griffin. Unfortunately, Sgt. Griffin paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan in 2009.
The Pete Dye Golf Trail is a one-of-a-kind collection of golf courses, you’ll only find in Indiana. Dye is considered in many circles to be the most influential golf course architect of the last five decades. While best known for epic designs like the TPC at Sawgrass, Dye honed his craft right here in Indiana. He is considered a true golf icon.
“Golf tourism is $70 billion industry in the U.S., and this trail puts Indiana on the map,” said Misty Weisensteiner. "Along with golf, our state parks and nature preserves are top notch and have offer several activities, like hiking, biking, climbing and birding."
When you visit a destination from any of the lists, post your photos on Instagram with #The20IN20 for a chance to win a giveaway. We will randomly draw 20 winners every other month. Winners will receive one of the following custom items: beanie cap, golf umbrella, beach towel or stadium blanket. Plan your 2020 adventure by completing at least 20 of our 400 must-see Indiana experiences! Find out more about The 20 IN 20 here.